Congregational Leadership Minor

Degree Type
Minor

 

The minor in Congregational Leadership is designed for clergy, administrators or others aspiring to holding leadership positions in religious or spiritual organizations.  It offers courses on the managerial, financial and governance issues of nonprofit religious organizations as well as courses to broaden the congregational leader’s religious and spiritual perspective.

This minor is available to students enrolled in Old Westbury undergraduate degree programs and is particularly suited to students seeking the B.A. in Philosophy and Religion offered by the History & Philosophy Department or the B.P.S. in Professional Studies offered by the School of Professional Studies.  

    Curriculum

     

    Requirements

    Students are required to take 20 credits by completing five of the following courses.

     

    A. Professional Skills: Two courses (8 credits)

    • PS3625 Nonprofit Stewardship and Development 4 credits
    • PS4630 Financial Administration of Nonprofits 4 credits

     

    B. Religious Knowledge: Two courses (8 credits)

    • HI2155 Introduction to Comparative Religion 4 credits
    • HI3200 Contemporary Religious Experience 4 credits
    • HI3950 Philosophy of Religion 4 credits

     

    C. Electives: One course (4 credits)

    • PS3675 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship 4 credits
    • PS4660 Business Leadership and Ethics 4 credits
    • HI1010 World Religions – West 4 credits
    • HI1020 World Religions – East 4 credits
    • HI2155 Introduction to Comparative Religion 4 credits
    • HI3091 Foundations of Judeo-Christian Tradition 4 credits
    • HI3130 The Black Church in America 4 credits
    • HI3200 Contemporary Religious Experience 4 credits
    • HI3323 Buddhism 4 credits
    • HI3704 African Religions and Philosophy 4 credits
    • HI3752 Ethics 4 credits
    • HI3950 Philosophy of Religion 4 credits
    • HI4305 Islam and the Quran 4 credits

    Courses taken to fulfill Part B above cannot also be counted in Part C.